Day of the fifth anniversary of wedding Nika and Ami Dunn turns around a nightmare – the spouse who have come back from morning walk finds house doors open, fight traces in a drawing room, a blood drop in kitchen and does not find also a trace of the wife. Started investigation of disappearance of steam of detectives soon to the main suspects does Nick – it has a doubtful alibi, it is too much circumstantial evidences and certificates specifies that Nick and Ami at all were not a happy family. All city is captured soon by hysteria – in Nick any more do not see the inconsolable spouse who is looking for gone darling. And only Nick is sure that behind Ami’s disappearance there is something bigger, rather than banal family quarrel or even murder …
On the sly for the last 10-15 years David Ffincher turned into one of leading film directors of the present – his old films turn into the gold classics, each left picture collects mass of awards, and his new tapes look forward also a delightful anticipation. It is necessary to tell, Ffincher does not disappoint admirers, and long ago expected "Disappeared" it appeared work so strong, so dense and multilateral what to discuss it both the audience, and critics will be still for a long time.
The author of the novel primary source Gillian Flynn wrote some options of the ending of the scenario of the film to keep interest of readers and the audience, and also to avoid spoilers
For a start it should be noted that already again David Ffincher managed to make the film which, undoubtedly, surpasses the literary primary source. Such occurs not for the first time – certainly, the picture surpassed the book in a case with "Fight club" and «Benjamin Batton’s mysterious history», to some extent the cinema world «Girls with a tattoo of a dragon» appeared more live than the book. About the dry set of the documents which has laid down in a basis of "Zodiac", and there is nothing to speak. With "Disappeared" especially and it was not necessary to try, Gillian Flynn it is impossible to call prose the highest literary pilotage, and all the same – Ffincher’s work bewitches. At all proximity to a novel letter the film leads absolutely separate life, the fincherovsky Universe is wider and deeper even than that the imagination reading the novel can present.
This effect is reached by receptions favourite and masterfully applied by Ffincher. Its corrosiveness in details, his aggressiveness, its not importunate, but clearly notable rhythm of a narration approach the director to Hitchcock’s best works and the Bunk room. The viscous atmosphere of prosecution, general suspicions, horror of helplessness covers and tightens in whirlpool so that in 145 minutes at the viewer is not present the slightest possibility even to think about hours, popcorn or phone – all are included in investigation of mysterious disappearance.
Preparing for shootings, Ben Affleck found several men who were accused of murder of the wives both are condemned, and has a talk with them. In particular, Scott Peterson expecting execution of the death sentence in the Californian prison became Affleck interlocutor
Audience for certain will find a set of parallels which arise when viewing "Disappeared", – from the same already mentioned «Girls with a tattoo of a dragon» before the Danish "Hunting" showing the tragedy of driven by a public censure into a corner of the person, and «Born murderers» Stone, thirsting glory at any cost. In it and value of the film of Ffincher – as from a huge bulb, it is possible to remove a layer from it behind a layer, and everyone pricks an eye, forces to comprehend the events from the new point of view. Here you watch how laziness, nonsense, mistrust destroy that else quite recently seemed «Eternal Love», and now it seems to you that to live with such maniac nearby it is impossible. Here you on the party of one hero, and then make a plot improbable кульбит, and the perception of reality changes on the opposite. It is very difficult to keep within decencies and to avoid spoilers, but the picture really strikes with a saturation, the bouquet of the social, interpersonal and individual problems captured "Disappeared", is enormous.
The deserved applause surely should get not only to the director, but also performers of the leading roles. Not always Ben Affleck deservedly blamed by the audience gives out brilliant work, his nervous Nick, from the villain turning into the victim and changing back, is an ornament of the first part of a tape – his clumsiness, bewilderment, ridiculous misses, unconstrained mistakes do the film live. The second part of a tape is privatized by Rozamund Payk. The cinema generates heroines of such level of power infrequently, similar characters can be counted on fingers therefore we should be grateful that we are lucky enough to observe devil intentions and acts Ami Dunn, extremely executed Payk. Behind how in the modest woman with an angelic face grows, it is inflated, being poured by all shades of the flowers, the knocked-down ego, ready to escape and destroy everything on the way, it is possible to observe infinitely. As, in opinion Flynn and Ffincher, angrily it should be not obligatory it is punished.